British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) boss Joseph Warungu has been appointed as the new Consulting Editor for Nation Media Group’s NTV.
Before his reappointment, Mr. Warungu worked as the Head of African News and Current Affairs at the British Broadcasting Corporation known as BBC.
Following the announcement of his appointment, NMG Group Editorial Director Mutuma Mathiu said that the Aga Khan-owned media housed looks forward to Joseph Warungu elevating NTV with his capabilities and experience.
He further said that “NTV consist of a fantastic team of broadcast journalists. What Joseph and his 20 years of international experience will do is to assist them in harnessing their skills and become the best in TV journalism in the field. I am very delighted at this improvement and I believe it is a turning point for the station.”
Speaking on the appointment, Warungu said that the appointment is an great opportunity for him to take up.
“NTV is the home of news and current affairs and it’s time to reclaim that position of championing both political and social causes, just like its newspaper,” said Warungu.
His appointment comes shortly after the departure of NMG’s Managing Director in-charge of Broadcast Division Alex Kobia.
Kobia, currently serving notice joined NMG after the departure of Linus Kaikai who joined the Royal Media Services as Director of Strategy and Innovation.
NMG also announced the departure of The East African Managing Editor Ochieng Rapuro who is set to unite with The Standard in a senior capacity.